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Are you struggling to restore your gut to perfect health? Hear host Lindsey Parsons interview functional and integrative medicine professionals, patients and scientists about the gut microbiome, the current state of research and how you can apply it to your life. Hear patients talk about their experiences with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) both in clinics and do-it-yourself and how it impacted their gut issues. Learn about the gut microbiome’s influence not just on digestive health, ...
 
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Are you struggling with upper digestive issues like burping, heartburn, bloating, vomiting, nausea or bad breath? Learn more about how gastritis, ulcers, low stomach acid, acid reflux (GERD) and H. Pylori relate to your issues and how to solve them from a functional medicine perspective on the most recent episode of the Perfect Stool: Understanding…
 
Learn how mushrooms are a great food for your microbiome, a modulator of your immune system, a great source of vitamins and fiber and may even impact your life expectancy with Jeff Chilton, author of "The Mushroom Cultivator" and founder of Nammex (North American Medical Mushrooms Extracts). Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issue…
 
As they say, suffering brings wisdom. Learn about what chronic back pain has taught host Lindsey Parsons, EdD about gut health, including dealing with health care professionals, traditional versus alternative modalities, the mind-body connection, gut health testing and tips for navigating the medical-industrial complex. Lindsey Parsons, your host, …
 
What would it take for you to consider a Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)? Amanda was 28 when she sought out an FMT at a clinic in Argentina to address her gut issues and psoriasis, but she was surprised when it drastically improved her sensitivity to sounds and touch, her ability to read other people's emotions and improved her social awkwardness…
 
What's the relationship between the brain and the gut? What does our digestive health have to do with depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns? Can we improve our mental health by improving our gut health? Learn about the complicated relationship between the brain and the gut, the cyclicality of the gut-brain axis, the roles specific gu…
 
Did you know that your risk for cancer (and your path to healing) is connected to the health of your gut microbiome and your metabolism? Learn from integrative cancer specialist Nasha Winters, ND about the relationship between cancer and the gut microbiome. Learn why Dr. Nasha calls gut dysbiosis, inflammation, and poor immune function the “cancer …
 
Are you unsure about whether to take prebiotic or fiber supplements? Have you heard conflicting messages in the media or from your doctor about prebiotics and fiber? Are you confused about the impact of these supplements on your gut microbiome? Learn more about supplemental prebiotics and fiber, what they actually are, what they do, and their effec…
 
Autoimmune disease often starts in the gut. In fact, intestinal permeability is believed to be a necessary precursor to autoimmune disease. In this interview with Dr. Drew Sinatra, a naturopath from Northern California and co-host of the podcast “Be Healthistic”, we talk about what the research says about the gut microbiome in autoimmune disease, h…
 
Does it feel like people are treating you differently because of your gut health issues? Is your doctor taking you seriously? Is your workplace accommodating? Or are you suffering in silence and not sharing about your condition? Learn more about gut health stigma, where it appears, its effects, and how to overcome it with Certified Health Coach Lin…
 
Lucy Mailing, PhD is an up and comer in the gut health world, giving keynotes at many prestigious conferences and writing blog articles summarizing the current research on the gut microbiome. We delve into what the research says about how a variety of interventions impact the gut microbiome, including exercise (particularly with ulcerative colitis)…
 
Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating; arthritis or joint pain; nutritional deficiencies; autoimmune disease; headaches; brain fog; memory loss; excessive fatigue; skin rashes; acne; eczema or rosacea; cravings for sugar or carbs? You may have leaky gut or intestinal permeability. Learn about what it is, why it happens and how to fix it w…
 
What would you do if your child was having auditory and tactile hallucinations and severe social anxiety? Hear what Mary did to bring healing to her daughter, improve her son’s autism symptoms and ultimately heal herself in this story demonstrating the amazing healing power of fecal microbiota transplantation. Lindsey Parsons, EdD, the host, helps …
 
Learn about the most common parasites found in stool samples in the U.S., why parasite testing through your doctor will likely miss parasites you may have, symptoms of a parasite infestation, treatment options, and how to get testing for parasites and candida via ParaWellness Research with Dr. Raphael d’Angelo, MD. Lindsey Parsons, EdD, the host, h…
 
Do you have ongoing gut issues but have never tried to eliminate gluten? Lindsey discusses whether this step is necessary, how to do it properly and why gluten is problematic, especially in autoimmune disease. She discusses the symptoms of celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and SIBO and how to test for them. She also delves into the issu…
 
Learn how head trauma, emotional trauma and infections can trigger gut issues by impacting the electrical firing of the intestines. Hear about an exciting new diagnostic technique, the electrogastogram (EGG), that along with an EEG (electroencephalogram) can determine the directionality of gut-brain problems, and with neurofeedback, correct them. W…
 
In this special new year episode, your host Lindsey Parsons is interviewed by her sister Lauren on how she got interested in gut health, how she reversed 3 autoimmune conditions and is solving her gut health problems that were likely at the root of her autoimmunity, her relationship to FMT and what’s in store for 2020. Lindsey Parsons, EdD, the hos…
 
Learn how to prevent gut dysbiosis, leaky gut and future health problems by protecting and restoring your gut microbiome during and after antibiotic use. Lindsey discusses probiotics, prebiotics, supplements and food choices that will help you get through antibiotics safely. Lindsey Parsons, EdD, the host, helps clients lose weight without cutting …
 
Gas? Bloating? Diarrhea? Constipation? IBS Diagnosis? It may be SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). Learn about underlying root causes, testing, types of SIBO, other diagnoses like Small Intestine Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO) and parasites with Dr. Nirala Jacobi, the SIBO Doctor. Lindsey Parsons, the host, helps clients lose weight without cut…
 
Did you know that your gut health could be impacting your fertility? Hear from Deborahlise Mota, a functional medicine practitioner with acupuncture, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda training who specializes in women’s fertility and gut health about diagnosing and solving gut health issues, passing on your microbial blueprint to your child, estrogen d…
 
Advances in pharmaceutical treatments for IBD have brought a better quality of life for many sufferers, especially for ulcerative colitis. However, treatments for Crohn’s Disease remain elusive for many patients. Hear University of Edinburgh researcher and gastroenterologist Dr. Charlie Lees talk about the current state of research and treatments f…
 
Hear Dr. Grace Liu, AKA the Gut Goddess, share her wisdom about fungal, parasitic, mold and bacterial overgrowths in the gut and diagnostic tests (including the OAT or Organic Acids Test), and hear her interpret a sample OAT test on the air. She also addresses restrictive diets, celiac disease, its relationship to Bifidobacterium longum and much mo…
 
Wonder what the heck those gut microbiome test results mean? Hear Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and creator of BIOHM, interpret host Lindsey Parsons’ BIOHM gut stool test results, including recommendations for food and supplements that will help bring her gut into balance. Also,…
 
What led to a 47% decrease in autism symptoms? In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons, EdD talks with Dr. James Adams, Professor at Arizona State University and leader of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program about his recently published study in the journal Nature called “Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut …
 
Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and the person who named the mycobiome, or the fungi living in and on our bodies, discusses how bacteria and fungi interact in biofilms leading to disease, including Crohn’s Disease, and how a novel combination of probiotics work to break up these b…
 
In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons talks with Saffron Cassady, Canadian award-winning documentary filmmaker who is currently finishing up a new film, Designer Sh*t, which follows her journey researching and using fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) to heal herself from colitis. They discuss Saffron’s health journey, her FMT methods, dating fo…
 
In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Dr. Varykina Thackray, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and a Member of the Center for Reproductive Sciences and Medicine and Center for Microbiome Innovation at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. They discuss Dr. Thackray’s recent artic…
 
In this episode host Lindsey Parsons talks with naturopath Dr. Joseph Klassen of Fish Creek Naturopathic Medicine from Calgary, Albert, Canada. They discuss the importance of bile and the appendix in the digestive process, healthy oils, food sensitivities (testing for them, most common ones and their interaction with autoimmunity), the importance o…
 
In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons talks with Kristina, who resorted to weekly FMTs or fecal transplants after seeing not just her digestion but her mental health affected after a strong course of antibiotics to treat C Difficile, following a hospital stay for stomach surgery. Kristina shares how weekly FMTs restored not just normal gut function…
 
In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Canadian naturopathic doctor Rabia Meghji, ND about candida overgrowth in the digestive tract. They cover the symptoms of candida and how they contrast with the symptoms of SIBO, natural and pharmaceutical cures, what to eat during healing, and order of healing for people with multiple digestive prob…
 
In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Michael, who has given himself 9 fecal microbiota transplants in order to address serious problems with IBS, irregular heartbeats and severe fatigue that have kept him on disability for over 10 years. They discuss how he found 9 donors and their impact on his heath, how to properly screen a donor, ho…
 
In this episode of The Perfect Stool, host Lindsey Parsons speaks with Dr. Xerxes López-Yglesias, CEO of General Biotics, the company that created and distributes Equilibrium Probiotic, which is the highest strain count probiotic currently available on the market. They discuss the origin of Equilibrium, its benefits, different strains of probiotics…
 
On this episode of The Perfect Stool, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Dr. Emily Poccia, a naturopathic doctor practicing in La Jolla, California on naturopathic approaches to gut testing and healing, stomach acid, how to restore a healthy gut microbiome after antibiotics, how to maintain a healthy gut, conditions that may be impacted by the gut, su…
 
On this episode of The Perfect Stool, host Lindsey Parsons interviews John Fawkes, an evidence-based fitness and health coach practicing in Los Angeles. John recounts his lifelong struggles with IBS, Asberger’s Syndrome and atopic dermatitis, or unexplained itching all over his body. He talks about his experience trying to solve these health proble…
 
In this inaugural episode of The Perfect Stool, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Amy Hollenkamp, RD, MS, author of The SIBO Diaries. Amy shares her experience overcoming SIBO, or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, subsequent large intestine problems due to an extended period on a very restricted diet and her experience with FMT (Fecal Microbiota …
 
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